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Dec. 23, 2010
COLLEGE PARK, Md. - University of Maryland women's soccer coach Brian Pensky has been named the 2010 Women's Coach of the Year by Soccer America, becoming the first Maryland women's soccer coach to be selected for a national award. "This is quite a nice honor," said Pensky. "To be recognized on a list with the previous winners is very humbling. And I'm even more fortunate to be able to coach great players. Coaches never win awards like this without being surrounded by great players."
Pensky, who just completed his sixth year at the helm of the Terrapin program and was the 2010 ACC Coach of the Year, guided the Terps to their first-ever No. 1 seed in the NCAA Tournament and a berth in the ACC Tournament finals. Maryland ranked as high as No. 3 in the Soccer America rankings during the season and finished with an 18-2-3 record for a winning percentage of .848, which is the highest in Maryland history.
Pensky's Terps went undefeated against non-conference opponents for the second straight season. Maryland also defeated three top 10 teams during the 2010 season, including the program's first-ever victory over then-No. 2 North Carolina